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Advocate

Employer
Southern Crescent Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center
Location
Newnan and/or Hampton
Salary
35,000 + benefits
Closing date
Oct 15, 2021

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Focus Areas
Mental Health / Crisis Intervention
Job Function
Advocacy / Lobbying
Position Type
Full Time
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General Description:
To provide assistance to victims of child abuse and sexual assault through crisis intervention, accompaniment to forensic medical exams, and assistance with Crime Victim’s Compensation, advocacy throughout the criminal justice process, and referrals to state and local community resources. Reports to the Program Director.

MUST LIVE WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF THE NEWNAN LOCATION
 

Specific Duties:

  • Provides crisis intervention to victims and their significant others via the crisis line and forensic medical accompaniment.
  • Acts as a liaison between the victim and law enforcement, medical personnel, and prosecution in order to provide a continuum of care.
  • Provides follow-up and coordination of services for child abuse and sexual assault cases beyond initial report as identified by law enforcement, hospital staff, and other social service agencies.
  • Develops and maintains rapport with local and area social service agencies, victim service agencies, law enforcement, prosecution, healthcare providers, and other organizations.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the client intake process, including data collection, file management and database input.
  • Accurately maintains all case records.
  • Participates in the interaction of volunteers, interns and staff in program planning, program execution, and service provision.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, MDT, workshops, seminars, and related training sessions as needed or required.
  • Develops, maintains, and submits appropriate forms, reports, and records needed for the necessary documentation to meet funding requirements.
  • Provides on-call and back up crisis intervention for the crisis line and medical accompaniment;
  • Regional travel required
  • Will have a minimum of 25 hours of training prior to unsupervised contact with a victim.
  • Will have a minimum of 10 hours of ongoing training annually.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work, public health, business administration, or related field.
  • Competent knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding sexual assault and child abuse.
  • Ability to organize and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to empathize and communicate with all types of people.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Commitment to the need for client and agency confidentiality.
  • Working knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous work experience in social services or mental health.

Job Related Requirements:

  • Must have dependable transportation.
  • Must be able to be on call some nights and weekends.
  • Background check required.

Hours Required: 40 hours per week

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